The Cosmos in Stone

Sacred Geometry of a Master Mason

with Tom Bree  

Saturday 18th February 2023 – 4:00pm-6:00pm (UK time) via Zoom

£15

Cosmological mythos is not something that is talked about very much in modern day Christianity. This is despite the fact that the risen Christ is the Bright Morning Star and the Virgin Mary – as the Stella Maris – is the celestial north pole.
But such cosmic roles were very much alive and well in the 12th century when the Gothic style of cathedral architecture was springing up in the spiritual imagination of western Europe. The soaring appearance of a Gothic cathedral emphasises the soul’s ascent into heaven yet also, at the same time, the descent of a heavenly city as an ideal state within which the awakened soul forever resides. But regardless of whether the angels are travelling upwards or downwards, such movements always  ontologically traverse the great cosmic ladder which unites Heaven and Earth which thus affords a unified vision ‘on Earth as it is in Heaven’
 
The Quadrivial arts of Geometry, Cosmology, Music and Arithmetic are four of the rungs upon this sacred ladder and this talk will focus upon the Master Mason’s use of these Quadrivial arts in the designs of English Gothic cathedrals. The oldest and foremost of these buildings is found in England’s smallest city – Wells in Somerset. For some reason this cathedral is particularly rich in its cosmological design symbolism and use of cosmic mythos. This includes a Christian version of the ancient death-and-resurrection myth of planet Venus as well as a cosmological diagram – re-discovered in the early 1970’s by John Michel – involving the size of the Earth in relation to the Moon. The cathedral also has the same cosmological layout as a Freemason lodge room as well as a topographical hint concerning the role of the Knights Templar in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. These are all findings arising from 12 years of research that the speaker will be publishing at the end of February in his long-awaited book with a title the same as this talk. Tom will also show his advance copy of the book on-camera as well as giving details of how to pre-order a copy for a special price. 

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BIOGRAPHY

Tom Bree is a Geometer-Artist, Teacher and Writer. He studied Sacred Geometry under the Master Geometer Professor Keith Critchlow at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. He now teaches at the Prince’s School as well as for many other educational projects both here in the UK and abroad. Tom is very close to publishing 10 years of research about the Quadrivial design of the first English Gothic Cathedral and how the design incorporates various cosmic ascent myths that were so prevalent within the Christian-Platonism of the twelfth century church. 

 

 

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